Strategic Mapping Program

StratMap was originally established in 1997 by Senate Bill 1 to develop consistent statewide digital data layers. Since then, its primary goal has been to acquire and improve digital geographic data for statewide mapping applications.

StratMap also maintains comprehensive data standard specifications to ensure consistent, high-quality data products across the State. StratMap personnel at TxGIO work with multiple agencies on cost-share initiatives in order to provide the State of Texas with best-value data products.

How does this work?

  • The StratMap team communicates regularly with State, Federal, regional and local government entities to discuss mapping needs.
  • New projects are formed by identifying type of data required, location, specification, budget and timeline for delivery.
  • Data acquisition, production and independent quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) are awarded to private geospatial contractors through the Texas Strategic Mapping Contracts.
  • After the final data deliverables are accepted, they are placed in the public domain for use by local, regional and federal government, academia, private industry and the public.

By the Numbers


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project Statement of Work (SOW) releases since 2009 and counting...

$20.4 Million

total spent on orthoimagery and Lidar data products for the State of Texas since 2009 through cost-share initiatives.


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Ongoing Initiatives
Land Parcel Data

In 2016, research for the Texas Geographic Information Officer’s report revealed the single greatest need for state agency business was a statewide database of land parcel boundaries updated on an annual basis. StratMap has made it a priority to produce a comprehensive, and continually renewed dataset.

Learn More about Land Parcel Data Acquisition


Address Points

Ongoing Initiatives
Address Points

The statewide address point aggregation initiative will save time for state agencies that currently acquire this data to conduct business. Relationships throughout the state with local creators of address point data will allow TxGIO to collect and share this dataset publicly.

Learn More about Address Point Acquisition


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Ongoing Initiatives
Texas Strategic Mapping Contracts

The new contracting vehicle for StratMap and any Texas government agency is almost available for 17 total pre-approved vendors available for GIS products, services, and software.

Learn More about the StratMap Contracts